Announcing “First Thursdays” in the Schubert Club Museum starting October 5, 2017
Monday, September 18 (ST. PAUL, MN)–The Schubert Club is pleased to announce late hours in the Schubert Club Museum on the First Thursday of each month from 4-8 pmbeginning October 5, 2017. These evenings will provide an opportunity for the community to experience Schubert Club’s engaging collection of historical music and replicas, original autographed letters from notable composers and other music-themed exhibits of historic and cultural interest outside of the regular daytime hours.
Free to the public, visitors can enjoy guided tours, live demonstrations, fun interactive music-making, trivia contests with opportunities to win tickets for Schubert Club performances and complimentary wine (for guests 21+) and refreshments. Each month will feature different special experts who will help guests explore the many treasures in the Museum.
Experience The Schubert Club Museum
Located on the second floor of Saint Paul’s iconic Landmark Center, The Schubert Club Museum offers visitors a reflection on the joys of music-making through the centuries. From a massive “cyclone” sculpture of instruments, through the gallery of of historic keyboards, to the impressive collection of correspondence from famous composers, the Museum opens a window on the inspiring role of music in people’s lives.
Additionally, visitors can step back in time and hear music boxes and phonographs dating back to 1900. Next they can play and compare the mechanics of several keyboard instruments spanning from four different centuries. Innovation Station is the last stop where visitors can experiment making music on unique instruments, created from items you’d never expect!
Always FREE admission. Guests will be introduced to The Schubert Club Museum by an interpretive guide in this orientation space. They will also encounter a massive sculpture of instruments.
“Music in the Home”
The history and context for the creation of music boxes will be explored, including Edison’s revolutionizing invention of the phonograph as a result of his quest to improve the telegraph and the telephone. An important connection can be drawn from music boxes, to phonographs, all the way to record players, CD players, and MP3 players.
Gamelan music is one of the great musical traditions of the world, beginning nearly 1,000 years ago. Learn about this unique and interesting musical culture and try the instruments yourself.
Schubert and the Recital Tradition
Step back in time and explore the history of recital music and learn about our namesake. Play and compare the mechanics of several keyboard instruments spanning from four different centuries.
An interpretive guide is on staff to provide tours. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to call ahead. After-hours tours may be possible by special arrangement. Please call Kate Cooper at 651.292.3266 or email email@example.com.
Come experience “The Living Collection” of The Schubert Club, a studio of playable copies of historic harpsichords and fortepianos. This is an excellent opportunity for instructors, students and artists to experience early periods of music on these instruments modeled after the original keyboards of the 17th and 18th centuries. Advanced booking is required by contacting Kate Cooper at 651-292-3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thelma Hunter Recital Room
A beautifully decorated music parlour which serves as a space for performances and social gatherings.
Second Floor of Landmark Center
75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 directions
No admission charge
Regular hours until Sept 1: Sunday through Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Regular hours Sept 1 and beyond: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12pm – 4pm*
Museum Closed (holidays):
Dec. 31–Jan. 1
For occasional last minute closings, please check our latest tweets: